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Draft guru has confidence in EJ Manuel

Posted by johnmurphyshow on February 22, 2014 – 1:30 pm

After fifty years dealing with NFL personnel, former Cowboys exec Gil Brandt knows how to evaluate players. And he believes Bills QB EJ Manuel is going to make it.

“Manuel is a guy that’s going to get it done,” Brandt said Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. He was a guest on The John Murphy Show from the combine in Indianapolis.

Brandt says he made the decision to invite Manuel to New York for the first night of the draft last year, when others thought the QB would not be chosen in the first round.

Now a Senior Analyst for NFL.com, Brandt had this assessment of Manuel after his rookie season with the Bills:

“He probably doesn’t have as much ability as some people in this league. But he’s going to get it done because he works at it and he has a great relationship with players, which for a quarterback is important.”

Host John Murphy asked Brant where Manuel would stack up among the quarterbacks available in this year’s draft, a class that includes stars like Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater.

“I haven’t stacked this one up yet,” he answered. “But I still think he’d be a first round pick.”

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